The Impact of the Crusades
It is hard to summarize the impact of a movement that spanned centuries and continents, crossed social lines, and affected all levels of culture. However, there are a few central effects that can be highlighted: military orders, territorial expansion, religious and secular impact in Europe and worldwide.
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